Introduction

I am going to explain how to remove the palmrest of the laptop to reach its main board, and other components.

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  • Shut down the computer and turn it upside down.

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  • Slide both of the battery release latches on the bottom of the device in towards the center of the computer.

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  • Slide and lift the battery up and out from the device.

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  • Open the computer and push the screen back as far as possible.

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  • Slide a plastic opening tool into the slots on the top of the keyboard.

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  • Pry the keyboard away from the device using the plastic opening tool.

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  • Lift and slide the keyboard towards the screen to remove the tabs on the keyboard from the slots on the palmrest.

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  • Flip the keyboard over and place it on the front of the device making sure not to pull out the keyboard cable.

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  • Lift up the connector latch and remove the keyboard cable. The keyboard is now free from the device.

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  • Turn the computer over and remove the six screws that secure the palmrest assembly

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  • Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible and remove the four 5 mm Phillips # 0 screw holding the palmrest in place.

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  • Disconnect the power button board cable, touch pad cable and the hot key board cable from the connectors.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to carefully pry out the palmrest assembly and lift it off the computer base.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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